30 April 2017
Fiji Roads Authority Chief Executive Officer John Hutchinson is advising members of the public that the Labasa Bridge will be undergoing some urgent repair works from tomorrow (May 1st).
Mr Hutchinson says that as a consequence communities and motorists in Labasa are informed that the Labasa Bridge will operate mostly with one lane open and the public should be aware of the following operation conditions and closure times:
|Half Bridge Closure||Full Bridge Closure|
|May 1st – May 17||May 7th from 2:00am to 6:00am only|
|May 14th from 2:00am to 6:00am only|
“This is a planned closure that will allow our contractors to carry out maintenance works on the Labasa Bridge,” Mr Hutchinson said.
He said some works will include strengthening beams, relocating railings on downstream side of bridge and repairing any unforeseen defects that may arise during the course of this repair works.
“The FRA has placed notice boards up onsite for the past three weeks to notify the road users and we are advising the public travelling along this area to take this notice into account when finalising travel plans.”
“The FRA wishes to apologise for the short term inconvenience, but this is for long term improvement.”
The total cost for the maintenance works is $620,155.00 VEP.
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